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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 11 11:12 pm 
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Mario I love this shot! Especially the expression on that Gyr boy does he looks so irritated! Very unique shot you got in this twofer.

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PostPosted: Dec 12 12:11 pm 
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Thanks Mel. It was fun and couldn't have done it without help from all of you!

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 12 7:08 pm 
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Gyrfalcon continues today in the same spot as seen by multiple observers.

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 12 10:04 pm 
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Here are the best shots of the Gyrfalcon that I've seen so far. The top photo may be the best Gyr shot I've ever seen!

These incredible shots were taken by Frank Lu today at Brunswick Point.

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All photos used with permission*

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
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The Gyrfalcon was seen by Jim Palmer and multiple observers today in the same location.

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The Gyr continues today in the same spot.

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 16 1:38 pm 
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The Gyr continues by the farmhouse at the big bend.

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 17 1:46 pm 
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The Gyr continues in the cottonwoods by the farmhouse.

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
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Brian Stech had the Gyr today at Brunswick Point on his way to the Rock Wren spot.

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
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The Gyrfalcon continues at Brunswick Point today in his usual spot by the cottonwoods and farmhouse by the big bend.

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 21 8:17 pm 
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Here is a nice flight photo that Mike Tabak got of the immature Gyr today.

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
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He appeared briefly at 3:00pm yesterday (Thursday, December 22) flying over the flats, landing in the trees by the house, and taking off 30 seconds later. Got a couple quick snaps of him in the tree and a poor one as he was being chased by a Peregrine over the water.

Not bad, I drove the entire circumference of Iceland earlier this year with a Gyr - the #1 bird on my life wishlist - as my top priority...found nothing. A pre-Christmas visit to my parents in Ladner for two days? Sure, why not?

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Gyrfalcon! by Shayne Kaye, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
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Shayne well done! That is one stunning bird and photo!

Congrats and thanks for sharing!
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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon in Delta
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Mike Klotz has the Gyr in the poplars by the end of the road abs main parking lot.

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The Gyr continues in the cottownwoods today at Brunswick Point by the farmhouse by the big bend.

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